DPS: 1 dead, 2 injured after striking dead cow in roadway near Anton Friday

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On Monday, the Texas Department of Public Safety released information concerning a fatal crash that happened in Hockley County on Friday. 

The accident occurred on U.S. Highway 84, approximately 4.5 miles southeast of Anton, just before 7:00 p.m.

DPS said a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt was traveling southeast on U.S. Highway 84 and struck a dead cow lying in the roadway.

Authorities said the cow had been struck by another vehicle a few minutes earlier.

The driver told DPS he saw a shadow in the roadway and did not have enough time to evade.

The collision caused the vehicle to roll into a bar ditch.

Alizah Reyes, 21, of Anton was killed in the crash.

Nathaniel White, 21 and Eric Gutierrez, 22 suffered non-incapacitating injuries. Both White and Gutierrez are from Lubbock.

DPS said all three occupants of the vehicle were not wearing seat belts.

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